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Has anyone tried NUCCA Chiropractic?

Spine Health | Last Active: Jan 27 7:48pm | Replies (20)

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@mikaylar I just wanted you to know that the condition and integrity of your spinal discs can put you at great risk with a chiropractic adjustment. If you have had an injury like a whiplash, that can cause minute cracks in the outer fibrous layer of a disc, and in time with aging, discs naturally dry out. That can cause the cracks to open up a bit and further weaken the disc. It make not take much to cause the disc to rupture. That was true in my case. I was not seeing a chiropractor, but all I had to do to herniate and rupture a disc was to turn my head when I was stretching my neck. I heard it pop, and my head suddenly turned farther. The rupture causes the jelly like nucleus inside to spill out spreading inflammation, and the body tries to help by growing bone spurs to stabilize it. At that point, I was on the path to spine surgery a few years later.

Muscle spasms do affect spine alignment and cause pain, and that can be addressed with much gentler treatments such as myofascial release (MFR). That stretches the webbing like net of overly tight fascia that is pulling the bones around, and releasing it will allow the body to move better and to get back into better body wide alignment. Some chiropractors do this myofascial release work, and mostly it is done by physical therapists and massage therapists. Mayo does have 2 MFR therapists who are also chiropractors in their rehab area.

You can learn more in our discussion:

Neuropathy - "Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) for treating compression and pain"

There is a provider search at https://www.mfrtherapists.com/

One condition that can also add a lot of complexity to spine issues and scalene muscle tightness is thoracic outlet syndrome which I have in addition to being a spine surgical patient.


MFR work can also treat thoracic outlet syndrome. I have been doing this for several years and it helps a lot.

Have you heard of MFR before?

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I will affirm the value of myofascial release. I think everyone can benefit from it whether they have pain or not. I've found it to be especially productive in concert with NUCCA. Dehydrated fascia reduces the body's envelope and range of motion, which mitigates the efficacy of other modalities. Myofascial release liberates tissues and enables the body to more fluidly, comfortably incorporate the changes other modalities elicit.